BBV Community Mock Draft: With 22nd pick, Patriots select ...

Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma.

Playing the role of Patriots general manager is Ryan Valentine. Yes, that is my son. And yes, I helped him with this but it was his choice. Not mine.

He says: The Patriots need a tight end to replace Ben Watson and Chris Baker, both lost in free agency. With Randy Moss aging and Wes Welker hurting New England needs targets for Tom Brady to throw to. Gresham is the best one available.

The Patriots have needs at defensive end, inside linebacker and outside linebacker. They have three second-round picks they can use to address those.

My take: The kid did good. I actually tried to talk him into C.J. Spiller, the multi-talented running back from Clemson who is -- amazingly -- still on the board. He went with a bigger position of need, though, and I think he got the Patriots a good player. You can justifiably argue that there is a need for defense. I think you can also argue that there wasn't a defensive player on the board worthy of this pick. Tough call.

The Green Bay Packers, with Dan Luibil selecting, are now on the clock.

Remember, to read explanations for previous selections, click the highlighted player name in the table below.

[NOTE: The mock might grind to a halt for a couple of days. We are, unfortunately, dealing with a family emergency that is likely to make my availability scarce for a bit. There are several days worth of 'Prospect Profiles' already ready to go, and if I'm not around I'm sure C.J. or Jim will update you on any news.]

POS TEAM PLAYER POS SCHOOL DRAFTER
1 St. Louis Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma Soldier_
2 Detroit Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska soulpower
3 Tampa Bay Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma i_formation27
4 Washington Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State G Fan in England
5 Kansas City Eric Berry S Tennessee ronjohnson
6 Seattle Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame CCE718
7 Cleveland Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State GreatGatsby
8 Oakland Bruce Campbell OT Maryland Hoyadestroya85
9 Buffalo Dan Williams DT Tennessee The Greek
10 Jacksonville Joe Haden CB Florida jp2y
11 Denver Rolando McClain ILB Alabama NYG_Slater
12 Miami Jerry Hughes DE/OLB Texas Christian sunlion333
13 San Francisco Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa RIPShea
14 Seattle Trent Williams OT Oklahoma Ed V.
15 N.Y. Giants Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Ed Valentine
16 Tennessee Sergio Kindle OLB Texas Json
17 San Francisco Sean Weatherspoon B Missouri RIPShea
18 Pittsburgh Mike Iupati G Idaho ross_stephen
19 Atlanta Brandon Graham DE Michigan daddyzander
20 Houston Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida BitterEli
21 Cincinnati Earl Thomas S Texas Woogie526
22 New England Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma Ryan Valentine
23 Green Bay Dan Luibil
24 Philadelphia Bye Dawk
25 Baltimore Larry Soprano
26 Arizona Snipah
27 Dallas pataroons
28 San Diego hakeemthedream
29 N.Y. Jets Brooklyn58
30 Minnesota hurikaine
31 Indianapolis Charles L.
32 New Orleans GiantsReignSupreme
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